Candidates battle in the 20th Assembly District

For the second time in two years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Democrat Anthony Eramo, a Long Beach city councilman, and Atlantic Beach resident Missy Miller, a Republican, are the major party candidates. Joseph R. Naham is running on the Green Party ballot line.

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L.B. Chamber of Commerce kicks off restaurant and merchants week events

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce is set to kick off its annual Restaurant Week and Merchants Week events on Thursday and Friday, part of an initiative to attract shoppers and diners to town, …

City Council members oppose HALB site plan

Three more Long Beach City Council members have spoken out against proposed luxury condominium towers at the site of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, a week after Councilman Scott Mandel called on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to reject the project.

First Long Beach Oyster Fest kicks off Saturday

The first Long Beach Oyster Festival “Taste of the Sea” event is set to kick off on Oct. 22. The event will feature three different types of oysters and a clam bar at Jetty Bar & Grill from 1 …

City collects millions from Allegria, Nassau County

The city recently recouped more than $1 million in unpaid real estate taxes and other fees owed by the Allegria Hotel, part of a deal reached in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in July. Corporation Counsel …

State revamps Common Core

The New York State Education Department last week released new draft English and math learning standards for public comment, according to Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, but teachers in the community are looking for more changes to the Common Core system.


Police rescue dog trapped under capsized boat

Nassau County Police rescued two men and a dog in Reynolds Channel Tuesday morning, after their boat capsized off the shores of Long Beach, leaving the dog trapped under the vessel for nearly an hour.

Guest Column

A comprehensive plan for Long Beach — why we need it

A comprehensive plan can be an extremely useful tool for planning the future growth of a local community. Most importantly, it can be used to address the constant change and evolution of our …

Guest Column

Long Beach zoning board should deny HALB project

An application submitted by the developers seeking a variance at 530 W. Broadway, the current site of the Long Beach Hebrew Academy, should be denied by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The …

    Upcoming events in and around Long Beach

    St. Mary’s Church — at 300 E. Park Ave. — will host the Long Beach Fair in its parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is a family-oriented shopping experience with all vendors offering items that are not readily available in local stores and malls. For more events, click above.